Your Workplace Should Be Free Of Sexual Harassment
If you believe you’ve been the victim of sexual harassment at work, it is important to understand your legal rights and obligations as soon as possible.
At Rosen Marsili Rapp LLP, our experienced workplace harassment attorneys can provide you with the sound legal information, practical advice and personal support you need when you’re facing sexual harassment at work. Our law firm focuses on representing employees in labor and employment litigation against their employers, and we have provided distinguished legal service to California workers since 1985. We don’t tolerate sexual harassment and will fight for your legal right to full and fair compensation.
Examples Of Sexual Harassment At Work
Not all rude or suggestive comments are considered sexual harassment under California or federal law, even if the comments are inappropriate in a workplace setting. Sometimes there’s a fine line between what is unlawful sexual harassment and what is not — and this uncertainty is exactly what perpetrators, management and employers rely on to keep you from pursuing your legal rights.
Rosen Marsili Rapp LLP has helped thousands of workers just like you fight back against sexual harassment in the workplace. We can help you with a variety of situations involving sexual harassment in the workplace. A few common examples of workplace sexual harassment include:
- Your acceptance or rejection of sexual advances may affect your continued employment. For example, your supervisor may say that you will receive a promotion if you accept sexual advances (known as “quid pro quo” harassment, which means “something for something else”). Alternatively, your supervisor may threaten to fire you if you reject sexual advances. Both examples are illegal sexual harassment, even if not spelled out so clearly.
- Comments or actions of a supervisor, co-worker or client create a hostile work environment for you. For example, your boss may constantly tell dirty jokes, comment inappropriately on your attire or appearance, make sexual innuendos, or otherwise create a hostile, uncomfortable and sexually charged environment that interferes with your work performance. However, it takes more than occasional comments to create an unlawful hostile work environment; there must be a demonstrable pattern of such comments and actions to amount to a violation of the law.
- Someone retaliates against you (such as by wrongful termination) after you complain about unwelcome sexual advances or offensive verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature toward you or another employee.